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Ivy Mix

Mixologist & Co-Owner and Head Bartender of Leyenda

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Ivy Mix Biography

Ivy Mix is Co-Owner of Leyenda, her pan-Latin inspired cocktail bar in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Leyenda pays tribute to her years of living and bartending in Guatemala, as well as extensive travels throughout all of Latin America. Leyenda has won numerous awards and is consistently recognized as one of the best bars in America. She is also the owner of Fiasco! Wine + Spirits, a bottle shop she opened in 2021.

In 2020, Mix published her book "Spirits of Latin America" which has since one the prestigious AICP award for Best Book in Wine, Beer and Spirts as well as Best New Book on Drinks Culture, History, or Spirits at Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards, both in 2021.

With a long history of working in bars throughout the Americas, Mix has been recognized by many within the culinary and cocktail industry as being one of the best bartenders in the country and in 2015 was named American Bartender of the Year at Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards and in 2016 was named Mixologist of the Year by Wine Enthusiast.

Mix first served a drink when she traveled to Guatemala at 19 years old when studying at Bennington College. She lived and worked there for years, mixing in travels to Mexico to smuggle special mezcales and tequilas over the border. Giving her a unique and extensive knowledge base into the agave spirits field. In 2009, she started cocktail waitressing at Mayahuel and it was here where with craft cocktails that she saw how she could bring together her love for bartending and spirits with her artistic background. It was within a year that she joined cocktail historian and bar owner St. John Frizell at Fort Defiance. From there, she worked and helped open several bars throughout Brooklyn. In 2010, Mix caught Julie Reiner’s eye and was hired to be on the opening staff of Lani Kai in Manhattan. It was not long until she was brought back to her borough of choice to work at Reiner’s flagship world-renown bar the Clover Club. Four years later, she and Reiner opened up Leyenda across the street in May of 2015.

Additionally, Mix has inspired the nation to rethink women’s role behind the bar. She conceptualized and later, with Lynnette Marrero, co-founded Speed Rack - a national cocktail competition that creates a platform for female bartenders while simultaneously raising money for breast cancer related charities. Speed Rack started in 2011 and has taken the world by storm, changing the way people view women’s role in cocktails. So far they have raised over $1,000,000 for charity. In 2019, they were honored receiving 2 Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards: for Philanthropy and World’s Best Bar Mentors.

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  • How Ivy Mix, Cocktail Expert, Spends Her Sundays

    Growing up in Vermont, Ivy Mix would rise at dawn to spend her Sundays riding horses. But when she became a bartender in New York City, Sundays were all about sleeping in. These days Ms. Mix, 33, is busy as a co-owner of Leyenda (Spanish for “legend”), a “pan-Latin cocktail bar” in Cobble Hill that specializes in drinks like the Spicy Llama (pineapple, tequila, pisco and jalapeño)....

  • Ivy Mix | Head Bartender and Co-Owner, Leyenda

    The daughter of two artists, Ivy Mix had little exposure to bar culture early on. Growing up in the small town of Tunbridge, Vermont—population 1,288—she spent her childhood training for a career as a professional equestrian. That all changed with a trip to Guatemala at age 19. Having amassed a sizable tab at Café No Sé, a local ex-pat hangout, Mix offered to work to pay it off,...

  • How 30-Year-Old Ivy Mix Became One Of The Country’s Best Bartenders

    The Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn is a sea of pink — pink T-shirts, bandannas, even bright plastic cups. On this December evening, it is packed with the only crowd that can be reliably counted on to go out on a Monday night: bartenders.

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  • How do I book Ivy Mix to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Ivy Mix for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Ivy Mix, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Ivy Mix or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Ivy Mix

    Speaking fees for Ivy Mix, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Ivy Mix are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Ivy Mix, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Ivy Mix speak about?

    Ivy Mix is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Celebrity Chefs, Entertainers, Entertainment, Food, Lifestyle, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Ivy Mix travel from?

    Ivy Mix generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Ivy Mix’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Ivy Mix for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ivy Mix for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Ivy Mix or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Mixologist & Co-Owner and Head Bartender of Leyenda

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Ivy Mix Biography

Ivy Mix is Co-Owner of Leyenda, her pan-Latin inspired cocktail bar in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Leyenda pays tribute to her years of living and bartending in Guatemala, as well as extensive travels throughout all of Latin America. Leyenda has won numerous awards and is consistently recognized as one of the best bars in America. She is also the owner of Fiasco! Wine + Spirits, a bottle shop she opened in 2021.

In 2020, Mix published her book "Spirits of Latin America" which has since one the prestigious AICP award for Best Book in Wine, Beer and Spirts as well as Best New Book on Drinks Culture, History, or Spirits at Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards, both in 2021.

With a long history of working in bars throughout the Americas, Mix has been recognized by many within the culinary and cocktail industry as being one of the best bartenders in the country and in 2015 was named American Bartender of the Year at Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards and in 2016 was named Mixologist of the Year by Wine Enthusiast.

Mix first served a drink when she traveled to Guatemala at 19 years old when studying at Bennington College. She lived and worked there for years, mixing in travels to Mexico to smuggle special mezcales and tequilas over the border. Giving her a unique and extensive knowledge base into the agave spirits field. In 2009, she started cocktail waitressing at Mayahuel and it was here where with craft cocktails that she saw how she could bring together her love for bartending and spirits with her artistic background. It was within a year that she joined cocktail historian and bar owner St. John Frizell at Fort Defiance. From there, she worked and helped open several bars throughout Brooklyn. In 2010, Mix caught Julie Reiner’s eye and was hired to be on the opening staff of Lani Kai in Manhattan. It was not long until she was brought back to her borough of choice to work at Reiner’s flagship world-renown bar the Clover Club. Four years later, she and Reiner opened up Leyenda across the street in May of 2015.

Additionally, Mix has inspired the nation to rethink women’s role behind the bar. She conceptualized and later, with Lynnette Marrero, co-founded Speed Rack - a national cocktail competition that creates a platform for female bartenders while simultaneously raising money for breast cancer related charities. Speed Rack started in 2011 and has taken the world by storm, changing the way people view women’s role in cocktails. So far they have raised over $1,000,000 for charity. In 2019, they were honored receiving 2 Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards: for Philanthropy and World’s Best Bar Mentors.

Ivy Mix Videos

  • Get Lit with All Of It: Bartender Ivy Mix Makes the 'Luster' Cocktail

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FAQs on booking Ivy Mix

  • How do I book Ivy Mix to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Ivy Mix for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Ivy Mix, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Ivy Mix or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Ivy Mix

    Speaking fees for Ivy Mix, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Ivy Mix are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Ivy Mix, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Ivy Mix speak about?

    Ivy Mix is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Celebrity Chefs, Entertainers, Entertainment, Food, Lifestyle, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Ivy Mix travel from?

    Ivy Mix generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Ivy Mix’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Ivy Mix for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ivy Mix for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Ivy Mix or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Ivy Mix is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ivy Mix for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Ivy Mix generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lynnette Marrero, Nyesha Arrington, Priyanka Naik, Dale DeGroff and DLynn Proctor. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ivy Mix for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Ivy Mix Speaker Videos

  • Get Lit with All Of It: Bartender Ivy Mix Makes the 'Luster' Cocktail

Ivy Mix News

  • How Ivy Mix, Cocktail Expert, Spends Her Sundays

    Growing up in Vermont, Ivy Mix would rise at dawn to spend her Sundays riding horses. But when she became a bartender in New York City, Sundays were all about sleeping in. These days Ms. Mix, 33, is busy as a co-owner of Leyenda (Spanish for “legend”), a “pan-Latin cocktail bar” in Cobble Hill that specializes in drinks like the Spicy Llama (pineapple, tequila, pisco and jalapeño)....

  • Ivy Mix | Head Bartender and Co-Owner, Leyenda

    The daughter of two artists, Ivy Mix had little exposure to bar culture early on. Growing up in the small town of Tunbridge, Vermont—population 1,288—she spent her childhood training for a career as a professional equestrian. That all changed with a trip to Guatemala at age 19. Having amassed a sizable tab at Café No Sé, a local ex-pat hangout, Mix offered to work to pay it off,...

  • How 30-Year-Old Ivy Mix Became One Of The Country’s Best Bartenders

    The Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn is a sea of pink — pink T-shirts, bandannas, even bright plastic cups. On this December evening, it is packed with the only crowd that can be reliably counted on to go out on a Monday night: bartenders.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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